Chevrolet Malibu Repair and Maintenance
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Chevrolet Malibu Problems
The fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue. These faults may be caused by a fuel vapor line inside the fuel take interfering with the fuel level sensor. If this is found to be the case, repositioned and securing the vapor line should correct this concern. If no fault is found with the fuel vapor line, the fuel level sensor itself may be at fault.
The passlock sensor in the ignition lock cylinder may fail causing an anti-theft system fault and a no start condition. Our technicians tell us that the ignition lock cylinder should be replace to correct this condition.
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.
Chevrolet Malibu Questions
I put anti-freeze in and it seems to just disappear. I looked under the car for leaks and it's bone dry....
.... was driving on the interstate tried to pick up speed and it wouldn't. pulled over and it would not turn nor crank. While waiting for AAA I tried to start it again. it would turn but not start. When I got it home that's when we charged the battery, checked the starter and it was fine,...
Chevrolet Malibu Recalls
The flexible steel cables that connect the front driver and passenger seat belts to the vehicle may be bent, and could as a result can break. Dealers will replace the outboard lap anchor mounting bracket and inspect the flexible steel cable, replacing it as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.
When selecting the gear with the transmission shifter, the console shift indicator may not illuminate to show the gear that was selected. This could cause the selection of an inappropriate gear. The dealer will replace the transmission gear selection control module to resolve this issue.
A switch that automatically controls the operation of the roof panel is not correctly recessed and may be activated accidentally. Any objects or passengers in the open roof area under closure could be crushed or injured as a result. Dealers will replace the surrounding switch trim to recess the switch and correct the problem.
Chevrolet Malibu Reviews
We have a 2011 Malibu LTZ. The problem we are experiencing is the interior lights fluctuate all the time. One time you can see the dash lights really well: speed, RPM, radio, etc. But then all of a sudden, they will lighten so that you can hardly see them. We haven't touched the switch that regulates it at all. Any suggestions, the dealership says that's normal. Really?
I have a chevrolet moalibu 2011, it start and drive but when I start it the car shaking you can feel the vibration,
I bought this car in Dec. 2008, not realizing it was a new remodel. I hate this car so much now. Worst turn radius ever. Something new is broken on this piece of crap car every time I look at it. Replaced the battery cables, the battery has been replaced twice already, headlamp replacement fiasco (have to remove the damn bumper to change the bulb), visor fell off, radio buttons don't work, ...